The Wolfpack has played the Thundering Herd just three times, all in the early 90s and all three games at home. All three games were also fairly close.
In 1991, the Wolfpack had to score twice in the final 60 seconds of the game to pull out a 15-14 victory and run its record to 7-0. State trailed 14-3 with three minutes remaining. After driving down the field for a touchdown, the Pack got the onsides kick and had one last shot. On the final drive, quarterback George Bender was off on a 4th-and-long, but an offsides sides call on Marshall gave them one more play and the offense ended up scoring.
In 1993, QB Terry Harvey and NC State had to score twice in the final 10 minutes to come back from a 17-10 deficit, while the defense shut out the Herd in the second half. The Pack would end up winning 24-17.
In 1995, the Wolfpack had a little more breathing room with a 33-16 victory. In the game, Harvey became the fourth NC State quarterback to cross the 4,000-yard passing mark for his career.